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Project Qatar 2011

The Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) and All Pakistan Marble Mining Processing Industry and Exporters Association (APMMPIEA) asked the trade commissioner and officials in Pakistan Embassy in Qatar to coordinate with intending Pakistani exhibitors at Project Qatar 2011, May 2–5 at Doha Exhibition Centre.

This is the 8th international trade exhibition for construction, technology, building materials, equipment and environmental technology for Qatar.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) also will provide all possible assistance in this regard, spokesman of the TDAP said.

Chairman of PASDEC Ihsanullah Khan advised all the stakeholders to take part in this show to boost country’s exports.

He said PASDEC was making all-out efforts to ensure maximum participation of maximum number of stakeholders from Pakistan.

Qatar’s construction sector is expanding rapidly, propelled by the country’s powerful economy, a strong tourist industry and a flourishing real estate sector.

“Large-scale international construction investment is flowing into the country. Everywhere, multi-billion-dollar development projects are underway,” chairman BMG APMMPIEA Sanaullah Khan said.

“In 2010, $4 billions investment was planned to build nine stadiums and upgrade three more stadiums to bring the 2022 FIFA world cup to the region for the first time,” Khan said.

Project Qatar 2011 is one of the region’s leading construction events. This highly anticipated show has become an annual networking event for companies and individuals operating across all construction sectors including cement, sanitary fittings, electrical equipment, marble and stone, interior designers, furniture, architects, engineers etc.

“The marble and onyx products export during July-March 2011 stood at $29.7 million as compared to $21.6 million during same period lat year,” he added.

He said investors from Italy, European countries including UK, Saudi Arabia, Korea and China showed great interest and wanted to start joint ventures with the Pakistani counterparts.

He hoped country would be benefited by the export of all kind of marble products on the back of construction boom in Qatar, Middle East and Saudi Arab and increase in Indian demand.

In its 8th consecutive year, Project Qatar 2011 is one of the region’s leading events in international exhibitor participation, local, regional and international visitors and extensive media coverage.

This highly anticipated show has become an annual networking event for companies and individuals operating across all construction sectors, including architects, engineers, interior designers, project owners, contractors, manufacturers, planners and distributors.

With more than 1,000 leading exhibitors from all around the world, Project Qatar provides a unique opportunity to conduct business and gain access to a competitive market with the industry’s top companies and professional visitors in one convenient location.

Also, held concurrently with Project Qatar, an exclusive dedicated green pavilion offering eco-solutions and Qatar Sustainability Conference 2011, proving Project Qatar’s commitment to environmental consciousness in the construction industry for the third year running.

In Project Qatar 2010, more than 1,000 exhibitors participated including 17 National Pavilions from Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, KSA, Lebanon, New Zealand, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK and other international participating companies from Bahrain, Hong Kong, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, The Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the USA. More than 32,000 trade buyers visited the show.

Project Qatar provides a unique opportunity to conduct business and gain access to a competitive market with the industry’s top companies and professional visitors in one convenient location.

He said mining and quarry sector contributes nearly 0.6 percent to Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) with an estimated value addition of more than Rs 16.5 billion. As a member of the IFP Group, the Middle East’s most accomplished event organiser, IFP Qatar brings more than a quarter-century and nearly 400 international exhibitions.


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